| Apr 24, 2014
GM said Wednesday it has shipped "thousands" of new ignition sets to dealers for some 2.6 million recalled small cars (2.2 million in the U.S.) from the 2003-2011 model years. Dealerships are conducting the repairs right now, the automaker said.......
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Mary Barra, who started at General Motors Co. as a teenager and played a key role in the automaker's post-bailout turnaround, will become the first female chief executive in the company's history.
Despite the groundbreaking nature of her appointment,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The sudden illness of Karin Akerson, the wife of General Motors Co. Chief Executive Dan Akerson, sped up the naming of a new top executive at the nation’s largest automaker.
GM said Mary Barra will succeed Akerson in January. Barra, 51, heads the...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:45 PM
In its latest reaction to a mounting safety scandal, General Motors Co. recalled 1.5 million more vehicles and set aside $300 million to pay for repairs.
The move follows the automaker's apologies over delays in fixing a deadly ignition switch problem....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Beset by criticism that it did not move quickly enough to fix an ignition switch problem linked to 12 fatal crashes, General Motors on Tuesday named a vehicle safety chief charged with identifying and resolving product safety issues.
Jeff Boyer, who has...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Fast-food turnaround artist Roland C. Smith was named the new chairman and CEO of Boca Raton-based Office Depot on Tuesday, just a week after the company merged with rival OfficeMax.
Smith, 59, of Atlanta most recently led the U.S. division of $18...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:06 AM
General Motors Co. named its first female chief executive Tuesday, elevating Mary Barra, a former intern who over three decades rose to head the automaker’s global product development, to its top position.
Barra, 51, joins a handful of women,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:27 AM
There appears to be no better way to get your current company to show just how much it loves you than by becoming the source of rumors that you're in the running to be the next CEO of Microsoft.
On Thursday came word via Bloomberg that Qualcomm Chief...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 6:13 PM
A bill authorizing a partial takeover of the troubled Prince George's County school system by the county's top elected official won critical support in Annapolis Wednesday.
Members of the county's state Senate delegation voted overwhelmingly to...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Saundra Kee Borges, who was named the city's chief operating officer in March pending city council approval, withdrew from consideration for the job Monday.
The council had been scheduled to vote on Kee Borges' appointment Monday night. Council...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The controversy over Metra's approval of a $740,000 severance package for its ousted CEO has cast a harsh spotlight on the commuter rail agency's little-known board of directors.
It's also revived a decades-old question of why Chicago's transportation...